Thursday, May 26, 2016


#VazhaipooMullangiPoriyal  [ #BananablossomRadishPoriyal ] : #Vazhaipoo [ #BananBlossom ] is the best example for astringent taste [ #துவர்ப்புசுவை ]. We are ready to take sweet, sour, salty and spicy foods regularly but hesitate to include vazhaipoo in our daily diet because of its taste. Nowadays I am using vazhaipoo in combination with other root vegetables like carrot, beetroot and radish to tone down the astringent taste of vazhaipoo.
Here tried a stir fry with radish and lentil. Half an hour before grate radish after removing skin. Wash 1/8 cup of green gram lentil in a vessel and drain water completely. Now add grated radish into the vessel and add enough salt. Mix well and allow to stand for half an hour.
In the meantime clean vazhaipoo florets and keep aside.
After half an hour heat a kadai and temper mustard seeds and split black gram. Then add green chilly, onion, chopped capsicum and saute for few seconds. Add turmeric powder and then add chopped vazhaipoo florets and saute for a minute. Now squeeze out water from the radish - lentil mix and then add into the kadai. Adjust salt and cook soft by closing with a lid. Finally add coconut scrapping and turn off the stove.
Vazhaipoo mullangi poriyal is a very good side dish for lunch.

vazhaipoo mullangi poriyal

Ingredients :
1/2 cupVazhaipoo chopped
3/4 cupRadish [ mullangi ] grated
1/8 cupGreen gram split
2 TspCapsicum chopped [ optional ]
3 TspCoconut scraping
1/4 cupOnion chopped
2 pinchesTurmeric powder
6 or 7Curry leaves [ optional ]
2green chilly [ adjust ]
1/2 TspMustard Seeds
1/2 TspBlack gram split
3/4 TspSalt [ adjust ]
1 TspOil

Coriander leaves to garnish

Method :
Take grated radish and washed green gram lentil in a vessel.
Add enough salt and mix well.
Allow to stand for half an hour.

Meanwhile remove the center stem of the florets of vazhaipoo.
Chop nicely and put in a thin buttermilk.
Keep aside.

After half an hour heat a kadai with oil on a stove over medium flame.
Crackle mustard seeds and then add black gram split.
Add green chilly once the black gram turns golden.
Saute for few seconds and then add curry leaves and chopped onion.
Saute for half a minute and then add chopped capsicum.
Stir for some time and then add turmeric powder.
Drain thin butter milk from the vessel containing vazhaipoo and then add into the kadai.
Mix well after adding enough salt.
Saute for a minute.

Now squeeze out water from radish - lentil mix and then put into the kadai.
Adjust salt and mix well.

Keep it closed with a lid till both vazhaipoo and radish become soft.
Finally add coconut scrapping and toss well.
Turn off the stove and transfer into a serving bowl.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Tasty spicy vazhaipoo radish lentil stir fry ready to enjoy.
It goes well with sambar and rasam rice.

vazhaipoo mullangi poriyal

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